The Planting of the Cross for the New Monastery in Montana-Images


Let God Arise.  Let His Enemies Be Scattered!

The Planting and Blessing of the Cross for the New Holy Apostle Peter Monastery near Harrison, Montana  took place on Bright Friday 2012.  Bishop Benjamin presided with Abbot Meletios in Attendance.  Bozeman architect Mark Headley is giving his time and talents designing plans for the future Monastery.  The St. Peter Monastery will be a Skete and  a dependancy of the St John of San Francisco Monastery in California.  A previous post with info and Abbot Meletios speaking about the project and video of the St. John of San Francisco Monastery is available here.

Snow on the Mountains a general view of the location of the New Monastery. (Used with Permission All Rights Reserved)

The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God and the Earth Proclaims His Handiwork.

Bishop Benjamin presiding over the Blessing of the Cross ( Used with Permission all Rights Reserved)

“Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.  

The Holy Cross and the southwest view of property. (Used with Permission all Rights Reserved)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.  And Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.  Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.

Cabin on the Property overlooking the Philosophy River as named by Lewis and Clark. (Used with Permission All Rights Reserved)

“Rejoice, O life-bearing Cross, invincible triumph of true worship; O gate of Paradise, constancy of believers, and wall of the Church, through which corruption hath vanished and been abolished, and the power of death hath been swallowed,  and we have ascended from earth to Heaven.  Thou art the unconquerable weapon, the adversary of Satan, since thou art the Glory of the Martyrs and Righteous ones, their adornment in truth, the haven of salvation, which granteth the world the Great Mercy. ” Elevation of the Cross-Vespers; Divine Prayers and Services translated by Fr Seraphim Nasser, Memory Eternal.

The Holy Cross, the symbol of our Salvation Uniting Earth and Heaven. ( Used with Permission All Rights Reserved)

All Orthodox Christians in the area are invited to a belated 4th of July Picnic followed by Vespers served by Fr Russell of Holy Trinity Church in Butte this Saturday at a Ranch by the Monastery.  Contact Holy Trinity Church in Butte or St Anthony the Great in Bozeman for details.

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An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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4 Responses to The Planting of the Cross for the New Monastery in Montana-Images

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  2. Abba Anthony says:

    May our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, beloved souls; welcome to Montana.
    Abba Anthony
    The Hermitage; (Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness)
    P.O. Box 24
    Nashua, Montana 59248
    See our Wilderness Wind BLOG: http://www.maryinwilderness.org/desertwind/
    “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy.” Ps. 33: 12,18

  3. George says:

    What’s the status in the Skete now?

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